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57-Year Old Woman with Fatigue: A Case-Based Exercise for Medical Studentss

Course Description
This case-based exercise, designed for second-year medical students, covers the principles of management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and chronic kidney disease. It provides a structured team-based setting in which groups of medical students can practice clinical reasoning skills. It has been used as part of a series of clinical cases created to help students synthesize what they have learned in different organ system courses and apply their knowledge in a realistic clinical scenario. The exercise could be used at various points in medical students’ training, but participants should have completed coursework in endocrine, cardiovascular, renal, and neurologic systems. In our experience, the modified team-based learning approach that this exercise employs generates lively and clinically sophisticated discussions among second-year medical students.